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 Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? 1897, Paul Gauguin - © Les Poissons Volants

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? 1897, Paul Gauguin

A Short film by Carlos Franklin

Produced by Les Poissons Volants

Production year : 2016


    A film from the Les Petits Secrets des grands tableaux collection - Season 3

    The reclusive Paul Gauguin painted Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (1897) during his self-imposed exile in Tahiti, a lost paradise marred by colonial folly. This imaginary pantheon, which he saw as his moral and artistic legacy, marked the entry of primitive arts into modern art.

    Production and distribution (2)


    Thanks to digital animation, the details of masterpieces of art history come to life to recount the spirit of the time and the upheavals of history: wars, revolutions, economic transformations, scientific discoveries, beliefs, and schools of thought.


    Full credits (11)

    Production Manager :

    Sylvain David

    Screenwriters :

    Yves Nilly, Élisabeth Couturier

    Sound Recordist :

    Stéphane Larrat

    Sound Editor :

    Simon Apostolou

    Special Effects :

    Jeff Azzopardi, Sandrine Belmont, Mihai Grecu, Maxime Viancin

    Sound mixer :

    Marie-Odile Dupont

    Executive Producer :

    Sophie Goupil

    Voice :

    Clémentine Célarié

    Production manager :

    Saskia Nilly

    Music Composer :

    Sébastien Gaxie

    Grader :

    François Lavignotte

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Animated film, Documentary

    Sub-genre :

    2D & 3D animation

    Themes :

    Art, Painting, History

    Production language :

    French, English, German

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    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    26 min

    Production formats :

    Digital creation

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